Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Post Office Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Tindale Fell, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Sleeping up to six people, this quality terraced cottage is in the hamlet of Tindale Fell, close to Brampton.

Price range from £290 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 08 October 2016 to 09 October 2016; from 14 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lavenders, Holme next the Sea, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday bungalow just a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach in Holme next the Sea, pet-friendly and family-friendly, this is a fantastic cottage for a relaxing holiday by the seaside and is well located for discovering the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Price range from £365 to £885 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230332 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £418 to £709 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lookout Town House, Coastal Northumbria, Embleton, Northumberland, England

6 bedroom Townhouse, Northumbria.

Aptly named because of its impressive sea views, this elegant Northumbrian townhouse with its modern stylish accommodation and wonderful views could be a smart choice all round, with 6 bedrooms, this property is suited to large groups of up to 12 friends or family looking to holiday altogether close to the North Northumberland Heritage Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches and historical castles within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1254 to £2728 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Nutcombe Cottages by the sea, Combe Martin, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

A collection of three high quality barn conversions located on Nutcombe farm, situated less than a mile from Exmoor National Park and a similar distance from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £225 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01271 883103 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Garden Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

One bedroom stone-built country cottage with its own garden, situated by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast easily accessible for days out, ideal for romantic breaks or for small family holidays with its large bedroom offering enough room for an extra child's bed to be added.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;
Next availability: from 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 25 October 2016 to 29 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Devon Manor House, Shirwell, Devon, England

8 bedroom Manor House, West Country.

Escape for a very special holiday with a group of friends or family to this superb historical 8 bedroom country house, with a private swimming pool, a hard tennis court and walled gardens plus a location close to Barnstaple in North Devon, this large holiday house has plenty to offer big groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool, which can be heated if needed at an additional small charge. ), tennis court.

Price range from £1800 to £5775 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 October 2016 to 28 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 01 November 2016; from 01 April 2017 to 05 May 2017;

phone 01271 377 432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Todrigg Cottage and Old Stable, Matterdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom cottage, North England.

Two romantic cottages wth charming features such as wooden beams and wood fires in a tranquil country location close to Ullswater within the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 17 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01768483342 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mia Casa Holiday Chalet, West Country, Dawlish Warren, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Offering good value family-friendly accommodation, this welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home is a great place to stay, all of the family will enjoy splashing around in the shared pool, the on-site Jacuzzi is great for relaxing and the local blue flag award winning beach is just a short walk away, who could wish for more?.

Special features: pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool on site.).

Price range from £261 to £724 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (2)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cartlodge Higham, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Beautiful 3 bedroom rural retreat, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with a fantastic setting on a country estate with some 15 acres of parklands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 24 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bull Barn near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Part of a collection of 5 holiday barns on an arable farm close to Shrewsbury, this 3 bedroom family-size cottage offers plenty of country charm and comes complete with its own private hot tub and also benefits from shared access to a games barn with pool table and outdoor play area for younger children with a seesaw and climbing frame.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £497 to £1030 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 10 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 22 October 2016 to 24 October 2016; from 27 October 2016 to 28 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodmancote Holiday Lodge, Linchmere, Sussex, England

1 bedroom Wooden Holiday Cabin, South Downs National Park.

Planning a romantic rural retreat break in Sussex? If so a stay at this couple's cottage with its one bedroom and access to an outdoor swimming pool in the summer months could be the perfect place to take the one you love, escape to rural West Sussex where you can explore the South Downs National Park hand in hand and relax in a beautiful part of England (if required this cottage can accommodate up to 2 adults plus 2 young children aged 8 or younger).

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £265 to £538 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 21 October 2016 to 28 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 02 December 2016; from 09 December 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Southwood House, Wick, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Absolutely charming one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with impressive vaulted ceilings and lovely views of the surrounding countryside, ideal for romantic breaks but can accommodate three in total with the sofa bed.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01179 372 649 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pickle Country Cottage, Hutton Roof, Carnforth, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Delightful 1 bedroom rural retreat set next to gorgeous countryside within easy reach of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park for days out.

Price range from £275 to £511 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 03 October 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 15 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bay Dream Modern Pet-Friendly Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

High quality 2 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with own garden situated just 3 miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast and close to the North York Moors National Park, located on a holiday development where guests benefit from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Special features: pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £265 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 November 2016 to 19 November 2016; from 26 November 2016 to 02 December 2016; from 05 December 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodpecker Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Fabulous large country holiday home with 6 bedrooms (5 of which have en-suite facilities) nestled by a 7 acre field with panroamic countryside views out towards the coast, this is a very special holiday home which is well located for visiting the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2000 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 16 October 2016 to 20 October 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football, as well as a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £2280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 30 September 2016 to 21 December 2016;

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Shippon Cottage, Yorkshire Dales , Newton le willows, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Yorkshire Dales - Wensleydale.

This stone built, detached cottage is set close to the village of Newton-le-Willows in the Yorkshire Dales and sleeps two people in one bedroom.

Price range from £249 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 October 2016 to 07 January 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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